We have our winners! All the best family activities in Guernsey, as chosen by local kids

Following our first summer on the beautiful island of Guernsey after opening our Premier Inn Guernsey St Peter Port (Admiral Park) hotel, we wanted to find out more about all the top things to do in Guernsey. And who better to ask than the experts themselves – local kids who live on the island! 

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So, together with Island FM, we ran an exciting competition earlier this year to discover the very best family attractions in Guernsey as part of our upcoming ‘Premier Inn Kids’ Guide to Guernsey’.

Choosing a shortlist wasn’t easy – we received dozens of suggestions from children eager to be one of ten winners included in our new local guide. Suggestions varied from exploring the beaches at Vazon and crabbing at Portlet to playing hide and seek in the castles and battlements at Vale – a real range of ideas for days out in Guernsey to suit all ages and budgets!

Mark Trenchard, General Manager at Island FM, says of the partnership, “Working with Premier Inn to launch their search for suggestions for their Kids’ Guide to Guernsey has been great fun. To see some of the places that I loved as a child and even some gems I had forgotten make it onto the list was great. The Guide will be a fabulous addition to Premier Inn’s website, and we were really pleased to have been a part of its creation.”

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The kids had their say and now, we have our winners! Aged between five and 14, our winners were picked from all the eligible entries we received, and judges from Island FM, Visit Guernsey and our team at Premier Inn had the tough task of whittling them all down to just ten winning entries. 

One of our winners, Kyan aged 9, said of his suggestion,
“Guernsey is a very special place to live, as it is small and beautiful. There are lots of things for children of all ages to do whilst visiting the island. My favourite place to visit in Guernsey is the Vale Castle, I enjoy going to the castle as I can play hide and seek, as there are lots of tunnels, walls and rooms to hide in. It has a large grass area in the middle so you can have a picnic or play games. The castle has views of the sea, you can also see the other islands. I always have lots of fun at Vale Castle.”

As well as winning a family stay in one of our Premier Inn hotels, the top suggestions will also be used to create our first Premier Inn Kids’ Guide. The guide will be a selection of the best things to see and do on the island for kids and families, as chosen by local children. The Kids’ Guide to Guernsey will be published nationally on our website in early 2023, just in time for families planning their next Guernsey getaways!

Our Premier Inn Hotel Manager Jonathan Haines commented,
“We were really impressed by all the amazing suggestions sent in for our Kids’ Guide competition. The range of ideas that made our final list will definitely give families plenty of options when they come to stay - we hope even regular visitors should find something new to try. The Premier Inn Kids’ Guide to Guernsey will be an excellent tool for our team and provide the perfect innspiration for families planning trips, and what makes it even more special is that all the places have been hand-picked by the people who know it best – Guernsey’s children!”

Director of Communications at The States of Guernsey Mary Putra said:
“Seeing all the brilliant suggestions reminds us of all the amazing things there are to do here in the Islands of Guernsey, for people of all ages. We’ve been really pleased to welcome Premier Inn to Guernsey this year and are thrilled to see the success they have had in what has been a very busy first season. We really enjoyed working with the team on the Kids’ Guide, which we are looking forward to seeing, and it will also be a great asset for VisitGuernsey to use to promote the Islands to a family market.”

Since opening in spring 2022, our new hotel in Guernsey has had a busy summer! Our friendly team have been hard at work putting all their skills to the test – making beds, serving up great-value breakfasts and welcoming over 17,000 guests through the doors! With guests coming from the Channel Islands and from across the UK, our Guernsey Premier Inn hotel is a hit with locals and visitors alike, bringing new people to the island to experience everything Guernsey has to offer.

Our digital Kids’ Guide to Guernsey will be online from early 2023. For now, why not check out our hotel in Guernsey or get a little more getaway innspiration?

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